The Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network
Our Movement The Northern Virginia Urban League Young Professionals Network (YPN) is an auxiliary organization of the Northern Virginia Urban League. YPN was founded in 1999 as a way to identify and develop future leaders of the community. Through a variety of programs and community service initiatives, YPN supports the mission of the Northern Virginia Urban League and fosters young professional development, social consciousness and civic involvement.
Our Strategy Alongside our affiliate, YPN operates under the National Urban League's four-point empowerment agenda:
Education: "Every American child is ready for college, work and life." Jobs: "Every American has access to jobs with a living wage and good benefits." Housing: "Every American lives in safe, decent, affordable and energy efficient housing on fair terms." Health: "Every American has access to quality and affordable health care solutions."
Our Mission Our mission is to engage young professionals in the Urban League Movement toward social and economic empowerment. We also support NOVAUL’s mission to enable Northern Virginia African Americans and disadvantaged others to secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights through program services and effective advocacy.
Urban League Eastern Region Chapter of Excellence 3 years running: (2013-2014, 2014-2015 and 2015-2016)
Urban League's National Day of Empowerment Award (2013-2014 and 2014-2015)